New Portal 3 update adds new content & huge library interface refresh

Portal 3 App Store Screenshots
Portal 3 App Store Screenshots (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Popular audio app Portal has been updated to version 3.
  • It brings with it some great new audio locations.
  • There's a huge new library interface refresh, too.

Popular ambient audio app Portal has been updated to version 3, bringing a raft of new changes. The biggest and most obvious will be the gorgeous new library interface.

For those unfamiliar, Portal is an app that gives users different audio that can be used to either relax, aid sleep, or just help people chill out. And it's pretty great at it, too.

This new update makes Portal one of the best-looking apps on your iPhone and iPad with beautiful imagery to go along with the equally wonderful audio. That audio has also seen some love, with new Portals added – 25 of them, to be precise!

Portal V3 - featuring a beautiful new library interface and our biggest content update yet.

  • Scottish Highland collection of 14 Portals
  • Slovenian Alps collection of 11 Portals
  • Curated collections organised around use and location
  • Portal Premium Membership launch - an annual subscription to access the entire Portal Library (existing paid users will be upgraded for free)
  • Spring Barley Field (Devon UK) is now available to everyone for FREE
  • All new Portals delivered in retina-quality, ultra high definition

The addition of the Spring Barley Field to the free tier is great news, while the full library is available with a $30.99 annual membership. You can pay monthly if you'd prefer, with the price currently $5.99 per month.

The app is a free download with those subscription options available if you want to unlock the whole shebang. The updated Portal is available in the App Store now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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